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Coakley & Williams to Build US Armed Forces Medical Examiner Facility

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Coakley & Williams Construction in Gaithersburg, MD won a $42.9 million firm-fixed-price contract to design/build an Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Facility at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The medical examiner facility is being moved from Rockville, MD to Dover, DE as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) implementation [pdf]… BRAC recommended that the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, which employs about 250, be moved to Dover Air Force Base and that the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, which oversees the medical examiner’s office, be closed down in 2011. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System includes pathologists and radiologists who conduct autopsies and CT scans on returning war fatalities; a DNA identification laboratory and repository for samples from military personnel; a toxicology lab with oversight of military drug tests; and forensic analysts who look for patterns that may prove useful in military medicine or protective gear. Coakley & Williams will design and build a 117,000-square-foot facility with administrative and lab space, as well as a medical warehouse. An existing building and carwash will be demolished to make way for the facility. The contractor expects to complete the facility by Sept 30/10. For this contract, 99 bids were […]

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